Keep Jaime home!!

Jaime Rubio, his wife Keiko, and their young son took Sanctuary a Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood from March 28th, 2019 until December 20, 2021. For nearly 3 years, Jaime could not set foot outside of the Saint Mark’s property – its status as a sensitive location afforded him protection from unjust apprehension and deportation by ICE that could not protect him beyond it’s boundaries. Because of this, he missed countless school drop offs and pick ups, trips to the park, family outings, dance classes and training, and the many other freedoms he sacrificed to keep his family together. Since he was de-prioritized for deportation in December 2021, Jaime and his family have been able to return to their home and neighborhood, but are faced with the unprecedented challenge of piecing together their lives outside of sanctuary after sacrificing so much for long to avoid being unjustly torn apart. While the imminent threat of deportation has ebbed, the Rubio family needs and deserves the love and support of friends and community as much as ever.

As of August, 2022 Jaime has a court date on Dec 17th, 2024 and will have the opportunity to move toward permanent residency. Our community continues to rally around this family who has endured so much to stay together, and so lovingly given so much to everyone around them all along their journey. 

Scroll through the posts below to see updates on the Rubio family’s journey to stay together since 2019:

A message from Keiko Maruyama on behalf of the Rubio Family

Dear friends and families, At a press conference at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral on Monday, the 20th of December, we were thrilled to share with you that Jaime’s case has been reopened. Jaime will have his day in immigration court to consider whether he might be...

Jaime Rubio Sulficio and family free to leave Sanctuary after nearly 3 years

At a press conference at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral on Monday December 20, 2021 Jaime Rubio Sulficio and his family shared with us that his case has been re-opened. This means Jaime is no longer a priority for deportation, and he and his family can safely leave Sanctuary without the looming threats of deportation and separation that gave them no choice but to go into Sanctuary in the first place back in 2019.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral’s Guest in Sanctuary to Announce an Important Development in the Struggle to Avoid the Separation of His Family

PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 12 P.M. - LIVESTREAM December 16, 2020 SEATTLE, WA—In March of 2019, Jaime Rubio Sulficio, a husband, father, business owner, and community leader facing an imminent, unjust deportation to Mexico, was received into...

VIDEO: Celebrating Jose Robles’ Release from Detention & Standing in Solidarity with Jaime Rubio

Photo: Irene Muller On March 17, community members gathered at Saint Mark's Cathedral for a short, outdoor gathering to celebrate the reuniting of Jose Robles with his family after 20 months of detention at the Northwest Detention Center. This gathering also marked...

Church Council Community Members Featured at Civic Saturday

We were honored to be joined at a recent fundraising event by our friends Eric Liu and Jena Cane of Citizen University. At the next Civic Saturday after this event, Eric shared the story of our dear friends Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Keiko Maruyama, and their young son...

Sanctuary Update – Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma – October 2019

Dear Friends Across the Region, Thank you for your involvement and leadership in our immigrant accompaniment and solidarity network, created For Such a Time as This. The tragedy of forced separation of children from their parents continues today at the border and in...